North Park Cabins & Park Model RV's
is proud to be a member of the RVIA
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association
What is RVIA?
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is the national trade
association representing recreation vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their
component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of
all RVs produced in the U.S. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C.
suburb of Reston, Virginia, RVIA is a unifying force for safety and
professionalism within the RV industry and works with both federal and
state government agencies to protect the interests of its members.
RVIA maintains an inspection program to monitor compliance of the
plumbing, heating, fire and life safety, and the electrical systems of the
RVs manufactured by its members in conformance to the ANSI/NFPA
1192 standard for RVs. RVIA also provides an on-going Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) education program for its members.
1. What is a park model RV?
For the legal definition of a park model RV, please visit the
RVIA Park Model RV's Definition and Use page here:
2. How long have people been building these seasonal units?
Park model RV's have been manufactured since the
middle 70's. They were mainly sold in the southern
states, mostly in Florida, where there was a great demand for them.
3. Where can I put my recreational park trailer?
They can be located on your own land, or in existing campgrounds and
resorts around the United States.
Contact your local zoning office to determine
if your land allows a travel trailer.
4. Is a recreational park trailer or cabin a permanent residence?
No. A park model RV is designed specifically for mobility and to
use as temporary seasonal lodging.
5. Do these park trailers come in various floor plans and sizes?
YES!! We have many standard floor plans available, ranging
from single bedroom units to loft multi-sleeper units.
Each park model RV we sell can be redesigned to
suit the customer's personal needs and that's not
something every manufacturer can do!
Most importantly, all of the park model RV's we build fall within the
400 sq. ft.rule which is the largest recreational vehicle allowed
in most campgrounds and there are no property taxes!
6. Property Tax Free?!
These are classified as a recreational park trailer (RV) and they do not
become permanent property unless you attach other permanent
property to them. You will need to contact your local zoning
department for exact details. It will be helpful to come prepared with
as much information as possible and ask a lot of questions. Recreational
park trailers are relatively new to the Midwest and not all zoning
departments have experience with them. Call us if we can help!
7. If I purchase a park trailer that has a loft area, is the loft
area included in the maximum 400 sq. ft.?
No. Vertical multi-level additions, such as lofts (mezzanines), or
overhead storage with a maximum ceiling height of 5 feet are not
included in the 400 sq.ft. allowed by law.
8. What can a loft be used for?
Since the maximum height of a loft is only 5 feet, the area is good for
sleeping or as a play area for children or grandchildren. It can also be
used as a storage area for miscellaneous items.
9. Who will deliver my new park model RV?
We can deliver to the surrounding states via our own truck, or set up
delivery for farther destinations.
10. How long will it take from the time of my order to receive
delivery of my park model RV?
It can take from 8-12 weeks to complete construction and deliver
your custom built park model RV, depending on your specifications.